MARIAN NOVENA IN PREPARATION FOR MOTHER MARY’S BIRTHDAY or OUR LADY’S NATIVITY (Sept. 8).
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How would you prepare for your Mother’s birthday? Have you ever thought how Jesus would have prepared for the birthday of His Mother Mary?
- our daily Marian prayer, like the Angelus, Holy Rosary…and loving glances to her images, saying sweet words, thanking her for being our mother and giving us Our Lord…
- our struggle to live holy purity saying “no” to every occasion of sin and temptation by praying the “Blessed be Thy purity” or “Hail Mary” or simply, “Mother, help me!”
- offering to Our Lord through her help our work, study, tiredness, illness, traffic, or any contradiction with patience and cheerfulness
- biting our tongue when we are about to say something which could hurt, insult or defame another person
- helping a person in need
- and the list goes on…
The “spiritual flowers” or gifts for Our Lady need not be something extraordinary.
As long as they are gestures done out of love and affection, our loving mother will surely appreciate them. Mothers never forget the details of love and affection from their children! Let us then give our daily small “flowers” to our Mother Mary, details of affection, to make her happy in preparation for her birthday.
Honoring her which will be surely pleasing to God, as He Himself honored her by choosing her to be the Mother of His Son.
For the resolution of the turbulent situation in the world, for those who are suffering due to natural disasters, for the conversion of the sowers of terrorism and for the peaceful co-existence of all peoples, we fly to you o Virgin Mary to present to Jesus our petitions. Most Blessed Trinity, hear our prayers and have mercy on us! Amen.
Fr. Rolly Arjonillo.
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